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All the news that you can use from Edmonton and around the NHL. Darnell Nurse gets recalled. Is Schults the problem or the solution? Ekholm signs an extension. Kane to miss a month. And more.

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PRESS RELEASE: Oilers recall Nurse - Edmonton Oilers
The Edmonton Oilers announced today, they have recalled defenceman Darnell Nurse from the American Hockey League's (AHL) Bakersfield Condors.

Nurse, 20, has appeared in six games with the Condors this season, posting one assist and seven penalty minutes.

The Hamilton, Ontario native appeared in two games with the Oilers last season, including his first career National Hockey League game on October 14 against the Los Angeles Kings, recording two shots and 18:04 of ice time.

Nurse has represented Team Canada several times internationally, most recently at the 2014 World Junior Hockey Championship; helping Canada to a gold medal.

The Oilers also announced they have placed defenceman Griffin Reinhart on injured reserve.

More on this from OilersNation, the Edmonton Journal, and the Edmonton Sun.

Is Justin Schultz more problem or solution for the Edmonton Oilers? - Jonathan Willis -- Cult of Hockey
Justin Schultz is a player who gets both love and hate from segments of the Edmonton Oilers’ fan base. To answer whether he’s part of the solution or part of the problem, we assembled Cult of Hockey’s writers to discuss the matter. The following is an edited transcript of that discussion.

Oilers no further ahead year to year but players, coaches confident sticking to game plan will pay off - Rob Tychkowski -- Edmonton Sun
No matter what happens Tuesday night in Minnesota against the Wild, the Edmonton Oilers are off to a slower start than they were last season under Dallas Eakins, who ushered them to 4-5-1 through the first 10 games.

Top 100 Oilers: #93 Igor Ulanov - Robin Brownlee -- OilersNation
There is little statistical justification, advanced or otherwise, for having Igor Ulanov on this list of Top 100 Oilers, so those of you who lean heavily on such details can take a gulp of Sprite and roll your eyes. I’m putting him in the No. 93 slot because I don’t want him showing up at my door asking why I left him off. I’d be happy, however, to send him your way.

Around the NHL

Mattias Ekholm Signs Six Year Extension -- On the Forecheck
Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced Monday that restricted free agent defenseman Mattias Ekholm has signed a six-year, $22.5 million contract that carries an average annual value of $3.75 million.

A closer look at the 2016 Winter Classic Jersey -- Stanley Cup of Chowder
Going over the Bruins design, the unique features and additions, and the history behind it all.

Devils Claim Bobby Farnham Off Waivers -- All About The Jersey
The Devils have claimed Bobby Farnham, previously of the Pittsburgh Penguins off waivers Tuesday. Farnham had played a total of 3 NHL games this season and 11 last year in Pittsburgh but over 190...

Evander Kane out 4-6 weeks with an MCL injury -- Die By The Blade
Evander Kane will be out at least a month with an MCL injury said Sabres head coach Dan Bylsma. The Sabres called up Tim Schaller earlier today to fill his spot in the lineup.

Devan Dubnyk plays through knee injury Sunday -- NBC Sports
Devan Dubnyk couldn’t saved the Minnesota Wild on Sunday against the Winnipeg Jets, but he did an impressive job under the circumstances. Dubnyk finished with 14 saves, but in addition to playing on no rest, he was also dealing with a knee injury, per the Star Tribune. The determination was made that it couldn’t get worse by playing on it, but that doesn’t mean it was a nonissue.

Selanne reaches out to struggling Ryan -- TSN
A text came into Bobby Ryan's phone last week from an NHL legend. "Just slap the side of that bottle a little bit," it read. While the message is confusing to an outsider, Ryan knew exactly what it meant. The text was from Teemu Selanne, who was a mentor for Ryan when the two played together for the Anaheim Ducks. Selanne - who ended his NHL career with 684 goals - used to tell Ryan that goal scoring in the NHL was not unlike dealing with a popular condiment.

Strome 'pissed off' at being healthy-scratched -- Sportsnet.ca
Ryan Strome was healthy-scratched Saturday despite being on pace for the best season of his NHL career, and the New York Islanders forward was not happy about it.

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